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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
early–mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1255
Not on view
Translucent pale purple; opaque white trails.
Slender neck, expanding downwards; squat, bulbous body; slightly concave bottom.
Marvered trail decoration applied to bottom, wound spirally up body, and dragged into a wavy pattern across body and neck.
Body complete, but missing rim and top of neck; pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and patches of brilliant iridescent weathering.
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